Here’s a nice touch that I won’t be surprised if others follow suit, NBA 2K18 will be adding “verified users” to let gamers know if they’re up against an NBA player in the game. Not only that, but NBA 2K developers will also be getting the “verified” icon under their players feet as well.
Chris Manning, Community Manager for NBA 2K18, revealed this over on Twitter with a screenshot to show how it’ll look in the game too.
— Chris Manning 2K18 (@LD2K) October 14, 2017
It’s not clear for now who these “verified NBA guys” are, but I assume these will be players, coaches and other prominent NBA officials. Will these include popular NBA reporters, parents (LaVar Ball says hi), and others? We don’t know for sure, but it’s definitely an interesting premise.
While you might have played against an NBA player without knowing it before, now you’ll know, and wouldn’t be awesome to tell people you beat an NBA player at basketball? Even if just virtually?